On the sixteenth of each month, Digging sponsors the Foliage Follow-up to allow gardeners to show off the leafy aspects of their garden. Freezing temperatures have only given my garden the briefest of kisses, thus much of my "fall" foliage is just now starting to show some color.
The high canopy of my trees tends to require one to tilt one's head back far to appreciate any fall color. But when the sunlight catches the yellow leaves of the Black Cherry Tree, it is certainly worth the effort.
And the leaves of the Red Oak against a clear blue sky make a captivating sight.
In the understory, the lower shrubs try to add some small patches of fall color. The leaves of the Chinese Indigo (Indigofera kirilowii) are fading to yellow.
As are those of the Goldmound Spirea (Spiraea japonica 'Goldmound') showing a very nice mixture of green and gold.
Philippine Violets (Barleria cristata) lower leaves are beginning to add a burgundy touch to the garden.
And the newly acquired Mexican Buckeye (Ungnadia speciosa) will hopefully grow taller and fill in as an understory tree, and provide an even larger swath of fall color.
Be sure to visit other Foliage Follow-up postings at Digging to see more of other garden's leafy sites.